About the Department
"To improve quality of life by identifying the mechanisms of disease and injury due to environmental exposures and genetic factors, and by developing and implementing effective methods of prevention and intervention through Research, Education, and Service. Our nation’s need for sound scientific research and public health application of that research has never been more apparent. Our goal is to lead the way by nurturing science and scientists and training practitioners to meet this challenge."
This mission is accomplished through:
RESEARCH: To obtain new scientific knowledge on the process by which environmental agents produce adverse human health effects.
EDUCATION: To prepare tomorrow’s professionals for leadership roles in research, education, service and patient care.
SERVICE: To diminish adverse health effects through interaction with governmental agencies and community groups